Have you needed to adjust to a new “at home” lifestyle? Perhaps either working from home, and/or transitioning into distance learning for your kids… (maybe even both!)
This blog post is a little different than what I normally write, as it’s a combination of which crystals you might use, as well as a few tips from all my years working at home. I hope you find a little nugget that you can implement into your “at home” routine.
I’ve been working from home since 2012, and while I’m not a perfect example of someone who works from home, I do have a few favorite crystals and suggestions that may help you (and kids) get accustomed to a new type of “at home” routine.
The first suggestion is to create your to-do list the night before. This is how I get everything out of my head so I can feel at peace before going to bed. This list is broken into sections of “must be done tomorrow”, “must be done this week”, and the “ongoing” items that maybe aren’t as much of a priority at the moment (but you want to remember them). This allows you to get organized and know exactly where to start in the morning!
The second suggestion is called “Eat That Frog”. I know that sounds a bit bizarre, and when I first heard the phase (I can’t remember who I heard it from, but it’s a book by Brian Tracy) it sounded really unappealing! However, the theory behind it does make sense, which is to pick that ONE thing that’s on your to-do list that you’re really dreading (aka: the frog) and DO that task first (aka: eat it). So if you’re helping your children with distance learning, and math is their least favorite subject, do it first thing in the morning and get it out of the way! It brings a sense of relief and accomplishment and then the rest of the tasks feel easier.
The third suggestion is to get started first thing in the morning (when your mind is fresh), and then set a timer to keep on track for each task. I was just talking with a friend about this and I referred to it as “time bending”. It was something that I did in architecture school, before I even realized it had a label. Instead of staying up super late and pulling all-nighters (like my fellow students), I would go into studio a few hours early in the morning. It meant that I only had a certain amount of time to get projects completed before studio, and I’d have to be super focused and productive during that time. And every day, I’d always miraculously finish my projects in a fraction of the time compared to my fellow students who had often been working on their projects through the night. I’m all about being efficient with time and it’s amazing what we can accomplish when we give ourselves an allotted time to get it done!
As for which crystals might help with distance learning or working from home, below are my top five favorites!
Tiger Iron (Red Tiger Eye) – This crystal is perfect for grounding, motivation, and stamina. Jumpstart your energy with this one! This crystal connects with the lower Chakras (Root and Sacral). The red version of Tiger Eye is best, but the more common golden version is also an option.
Black Tourmaline – This crystal helps with dispelling the harmful EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) that are being emitted from all your electronics. It is also my favorite for grounding. I keep one next to my computer (sometimes in-between me and the computer) and I’m often wearing as a necklace since my cell phone is often near me. This crystal connects best with the Root chakra.
Clear Quartz – This crystal is great for clearing the mind and enhancing memory. It’s a great crystal to have for clearing your energy and raising your vibration. The one thing I want to mention with quartz is that it is an “amplifier crystal”, which means it will amplify energy, such as the EMFs being emitted from your electronics. So this is a crystal that I would NOT recommend having near electronics. In general, quartz connects with all the Chakras.
Fluorite (Rainbow or Purple) – This crystal is ideal for focus and clarity, as it can help with organizing information (bringing the mind/brain into balance). It connects best with the Third Eye Chakra, but can be used for any of the upper Chakras (Heart, Third Eye, Crown).
Amethyst – This crystal can help with creating new healthy habits (by shifting you out of old habits that aren’t benefiting you). So if you want some assistance with creating new routines and better habits, bring some amethyst to your desk! It connects best with the upper Chakras (Third Eye and Crown).
For kids who are now distance learning, holding the crystal with their non-writing hand might be the best way for them to “use” the crystals. It’s something tactile that they can “fidget” with, while they are also attuning to the crystal’s stable energetic vibration. Or, it can be placed on the table/desk next to them while they are working, somewhere within their energy aura (about 2 feet from their body). This means they are still able to benefit from and attune to the crystal’s energy. *Disclosure: Always supervise children when they are using crystals, and please do not give crystals to children under 3 years old as they can potentially be a choking hazard*
I know life has been a bit different in 2020, but I hope you were able to find these tips useful for yourself and/or any kids that need to adjust to a new way of learning. Let me know which tips / crystals were your favorite!
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Please keep in mind that each person is unique and will connect with crystals a little differently, so use your intuition when selecting crystals for yourself and how you work with them. These recommendations are not a substitute for medical treatments/advice, and it is recommended you consult a health professional for any medical concerns.